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Growth Behavior and Management of Small Grains for Forage1


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  1. Vol. 54 No. 3, p. 272-275
    Received: Aug 14, 1961

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  1. Ethan C. Holt2



Small grain growth was positively related to average daily temperature. The immediate response to any degree of defoliation was a loss in dry weight of the crown. The recovery period was determined by the degree of defoliation. Frequent defoliation reduced plant development and forage yield while height of cutting influenced the distribution of harvested forage during the season but not term yield.

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